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Re: AMAG Audi leased at 60,000 km breakpads had to replace at 67,000km

Apologies for hijacking this thread. My BMW X4 is now out of warranty - it seems from the discussions here that going to a local garage for repairs and the like is the sensible thing to do. Would really appreciate suggestions on how to find a garage that has BMW 'know-how'. i live near Lausanne, btw.
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Dear expats,

We leased our Audi since 2020 March from AMAG in Zurich. Before we lease we were told orally that the brake pads are worn too much and is already replaced. I have no idea if there is any paper which can prove that.

Two days ago we are surprised to find a brake pads light on the dash computer. We replaced it for CHF 2600 at an official Audi dealer. They looked it up and tell me that this is the first time brake pads are replaced.

We we lease, it's 60,000 km on it, now 67,000 km.

I think the brand of AMAG is somewhat high standard so this is not match. I give them a phone call already.

What do you think I can/should expect?
7000 km in 18 Months. A taxi would have been cheaper
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Old 01.09.2021, 17:55
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Apologies for hijacking this thread. My BMW X4 is now out of warranty - it seems from the discussions here that going to a local garage for repairs and the like is the sensible thing to do. Would really appreciate suggestions on how to find a garage that has BMW 'know-how'. i live near Lausanne, btw.
TIA.
For changing brake pads and discs there is no need of "BMW know how". For some special repairs maybe. I would first try the local shop option.

I have a repair shop across the border for planned maintenance and a local shop for emergencies.
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Re: AMAG Audi leased at 60,000 km breakpads had to replace at 67,000km

Avoid AMAG at all costs.
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Not enough info. 2.6k sounds a lot for an A3 but a bargain for RS6 brakes...
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7000 km in 18 Months. A taxi would have been cheaper
Sounds like an idea to evaluate after COVID time. Haven't been to Germany for shopping for a year.
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Avoid AMAG at all costs.
sorry for a silly question, whats amag ? I'm in the market for a car and do see amag around lugano. is this some kind of state sponsored car dealer ?
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sorry for a silly question, whats amag ? I'm in the market for a car and do see amag around lugano. is this some kind of state sponsored car dealer ?
AMAG are (I think) just a VW group main dealer.
I unfortunately took my old diesel VW for a minor (oil change) service, cost over CHF650, that would be 10 years ago.
The car wasn’t old at the time.
They did change a number plate bulb though!

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AMAG are (I think) just a VW group main dealer.
I unfortunately took my old diesel VW for a minor (oil change) service, cost over CHF650, that would be 10 years ago.
The car wasnít old at the time.
They did change a number plate bulb though!
Bastards! Thatís daylight robbery.
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Bastards! Thatís daylight robbery.
Thatís AMAG
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sorry for a silly question, whats amag ? I'm in the market for a car and do see amag around lugano. is this some kind of state sponsored car dealer ?
Not at all, they're for-profit like any other dealership chain.

IIRC founded by billionaire Haefner, now you know where he got his money from.
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Re: AMAG Audi leased at 60,000 km breakpads had to replace at 67,000km

People wouldnít believe how unlucky one can get in a short period of time.( i posted 3 complains in a row) So I post the invoices now. My German isnít good maybe you can find out more interesting items in the invoice.

What I learned is that there are really a lot of contractual parties who are ready to take advantages of anyone unprepared. EF can be a good help for expats.
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People wouldn’t believe how unlucky one can get in a short period of time.( i posted 3 complains in a row) So I post the invoices now. My German isn’t good maybe you can find out more interesting items in the invoice.

What I learned is that there are really a lot of contractual parties who are ready to take advantages of anyone unprepared. EF can be a good help for expats.
ohhhh scheiben (brake discs). So, FMF guess was right.

It can either be: (i) that the dealership decided to unnecessarily change the discs just to make the invoice higher, (ii) car was driven in a fun way during those 60K km before you, (iii) you're having great fun with the car in your short time with it, (iv) brake pads were not replaced when needed (poor maintenance).

The way out of the questions is to measure the old discs thickness and compare to the recommended manufacturer standard. If the discs were effectively kaput, no one is taking advantage from anyone.
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People wouldnít believe how unlucky one can get in a short period of time.( i posted 3 complains in a row) So I post the invoices now. My German isnít good maybe you can find out more interesting items in the invoice.

What I learned is that there are really a lot of contractual parties who are ready to take advantages of anyone unprepared. EF can be a good help for expats.
I think this is the Audi dealer market price. It's just a bit questionable that you had to change them after 7000 km. Assuming that you're not a race driver, the brakes must have been almost gone when selling the car.
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Re: AMAG Audi leased at 60,000 km breakpads had to replace at 67,000km

In the end, I'm happy to receive a 500 CHF voucher offered by AMAG.
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